On Tuesday, February 25, St. Francis High School, together with the Heartland Blood Bank center, hosted an all-school blood drive. Every year at this time, business department chair, Mike Lynch and school nurse, Donna Hoscheit, along with a group of students, plan and promote this event when donations are typically down due to the cold and flu season.
“Your students are polite and respectful. We love coming to St. Francis,” commented a Heartland Blood bank representative. Student donors were required to be 16 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and have their parents’ permission. St. Francis High School faculty and friends were also invited and encouraged to participate. In total, 131 registrants attempted to donate and 103 units of blood were collected.
Senior student Matt Armbrust said, “Giving blood in the school setting made my first time donating easy and stress free. It’s amazing that in an hour of my time, I can help someone like this.”